Report Presented, Budget Speech Begins

by Editor (Thursday, May 21, 2015 — 2:03 PM)

A select committee report was presented when Parliament resumed at 2pm.

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Budget and Urgency

by Editor (Thursday, May 21, 2015 — 10:15 AM)

Finance Minister Bill English will deliver the 2015 Budget when Parliament sits at 2pm today.

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Bribery Bill Gets Support Despite Some Concerns

by Editor (Wednesday, May 20, 2015 — 10:05 PM)

Tougher rules over bribery and corruption have general support in Parliament, but concerns have been raised about small scale “facilitation payments” not being criminalised.

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Waitangi Bill Progresses

by Editor (Wednesday, May 20, 2015 — 8:18 PM)

Legislation reforming the body which oversees the Waitangi Treaty grounds has completed its second reading.

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Parliament Today 20-05-15

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, May 20, 2015 — 5:41 PM)

Labour’s finance spokesman ejected in stoush over finance minister’s refusal to answer question about surplus projections being dependent on firm international dairy prices. Some awkward questions for trade minister Tim Groser.

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Questions and Answers – May 20

by Editor (Wednesday, May 20, 2015 — 5:31 PM)

Questions to Ministers Prime Minister—Statements on Budget 2014 1. ANDREW LITTLE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by his statement in his Budget speech last year, “we are in surplus”? Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): Yes, because the Treasury forecasts then showed a small surplus for 2014-15.

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Radio NZ Bill Progresses

by Editor (Wednesday, May 20, 2015 — 4:55 PM)

A bill making changes to Radio New Zealand’s charter has completed its second reading almost six years after it was reported back from select committee.

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Second Readings To Continue

by Editor (Wednesday, May 20, 2015 — 10:45 AM)

After Question Time and the General Debate the Government is intending to continue with second reading debates today.

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Questions For Oral Answer May 20

by Editor (Tuesday, May 19, 2015 — 11:44 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in his Budget speech last year, “we are in surplus”?

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House Rises Interrupting RNZ Bill

by Editor (Tuesday, May 19, 2015 — 10:05 PM)

The second reading debate of the Radio New Zealand Amendment Bill was interrupted when the House rose at 10pm.

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Standards Bill Progresses

by Editor (Tuesday, May 19, 2015 — 8:57 PM)

A bill reforming the Standards framework has completed its second reading.

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Controversy Over Non-Controversial Bill

by Editor (Tuesday, May 19, 2015 — 5:34 PM)

A usually non-controversial omnibus bill dealing with technical reserves and other land title issues has completed its second reading despite dealing with some controversial issues.

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Questions and Answers – May 19

by Editor (Tuesday, May 19, 2015 — 5:20 PM)

Questions to Ministers 1. Economic Programme—Budget 2015 and Better Public Services 1. CHRIS BISHOP (National) to the Minister of Finance : How will Budget 2015 progress the Government’s commitment to manage the Government’s finances, while delivering better public services?

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Parliament Today 19-05-15

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, May 19, 2015 — 4:43 PM)

Prime Minister John Key quizzed on the government’s tightened tax regime for residential property investors. Finance Minister Bill English coy on contents of his seventh Budget, to be presented on Thursday. Winston Peters tables letter claiming it contains cuts to services for war veterans.

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Environmental Reporting Bill Progresses

by Editor (Tuesday, May 19, 2015 — 3:48 PM)

The second reading of the Environmental Reporting Bill has been completed without widespread support with those opposing not happy about the framework of the regime being created.

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Access Week in Parliament 19-05-15

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, May 19, 2015 — 2:47 PM)

The Week in Parliament with Hinaya Ahu

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Papers and Bills Presented

by Editor (Tuesday, May 19, 2015 — 2:14 PM)

When Parliament resumed at 2pm a number of documents were tabled and two bills were introduced.

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